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Our Fall Newsletter is Out!

Check out NWLT’s Fall newsletter. In it we share stories about our three most recent donated conservation easements, a Q&A with our new Executive Director Ted Anchor, and a summary of the awards honoring Bryan Pierce and the Yawkey Lumber Company for their conservation legacies.

 
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Special Presentation on Sustainable Forest Management

Published on August 28, 2019 by in News

Issues in the Sustainable Management of Temperate and Tropical Forests Robert Simeone will present his experiences over the last 35 years of working with indigenous communities in the Amazonian regions of Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador that led him to become one of the six founders of the Forest Stewardship Council. Join Robert as he describes

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Welcome Ted Anchor – NWLT’s new Executive Director

Published on July 15, 2019 by in News

The NWLT Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have hired Ted Anchor of Kankakee, IL to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. For 11 years, Ted worked as the Northwest Indiana Program Director for the Indiana Chapter of The Nature Conservancy where he managed all aspects of their flagship 8,400 Kankakee Sands

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Annual Meeting Celebration Held June 21

Published on June 21, 2019 by in News

NWLT’s 18th Annual Meeting event was held on June 21 at the Northwoods Center in downtown Eagle River. It featured NWLT’s accomplishments over the past year (see the Annual Progress Report) including reaching over 13,000 acres of land and 70 miles of natural shorlines protected. Long-time Executive Director Bryan Pierce was recognized for his dedication

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Bryan Pierce Retiring as Executive Director

Published on April 29, 2019 by in News

After 15 years, Bryan Pierce has announced his plans to retire from NWLT as its first Executive Director. The announcement came as no surprise, as NWLT has been working on succession planning policies and procedures for the last couple of years.               The information below is from Spring of

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Yawkey Forest Reserve is one of the largest donations of conservation land in Wisconsin

Published on April 29, 2019 by in News

One of the largest outright donations of conservation land to a land trust in Wisconsin, and what we believe is the largest amount of lake frontage, was gifted to the Northwoods Land Trust on October 31st by the Yawkey Lumber Company in the town of Hazelhurst in Oneida County. The new Yawkey Forest Reserve includes

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Last Wilderness conservation properties transferred to NWLT

Published on April 29, 2019 by in News

  The Northwoods Land Trust has worked with the Last Wilderness Conservation Association (LWCA) to transfer ownership of 10 properties in the border lakes region of northern Vilas County. LWCA is an all-volunteer land trust that was organized before NWLT started. Their focus has been to primarily protect critical lake properties in the Last Wilderness

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NWLT Board Members Involved in 50 Years of Conservation

Published on April 29, 2019 by in News

A number of our Board members (in bold) are slated to give programs in their area of expertise in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Nicolet College. John Bates, naturalist/author, coordinated several programs to highlight 50 years of natural resource management in the northwoods.  Ron Eckstein, Retired WDNR Wildlife Biologist, is giving a talk on 50 years of Wildlife Conservation at Nicolet

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NWLT has added staff: Welcome Carrie and Kari!

Published on April 29, 2019 by in News

The Northwoods Land Trust recently expanded our staff. We are delighted to announce that Carrie Rasmussen is now our Development Coordinator and Kari Kirschbaum is the new Land Protection Specialist. Carrie and Kari join Conservation Specialist Trisha Moore, Outreach & Monitoring Coordinator Sandy Lotto, and Executive Director Bryan Pierce as we continue our critical work

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50 Attended NWLT’s Annual Meeting & Dedication

Published on April 29, 2019 by in News

We had a wonderful turnout for the Northwoods Land Trust’s 2018 Annual Meeting on June 22nd at the Presque Isle Community Center in Vilas County. The event was held jointly with the Last Wilderness Conservation Association. A light lunch, open to the public, offered a great opportunity to meet the board members and staff of both land trust organizations. The

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